Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Corp Member Asked To Remove Pants In Court To Show Evidence Of Rape By A Monarch

Shameful, the defence lawyer in my opinion needs psych evaluation, who does this? SOURCE

An ex- corps member, who alleged that an Osun monarch raped her, was Tuesrday, requested to remove her pants in the Chambers of the judge. According to reports, this request by the defence counsel, Mr Taofeek Tewogbade led to an uproar in the courtroom.

Tewogbade said that his request was to enable him and other counsel see the bruises she sustained on her private part as a result of the

alleged rape.
The state prosecuting counsel, Mr Biodun Badeora, objected to the request and prayed the court to call the defence counsel to order, adding that the request was intended to insult the raped victim.
Badeora said that the medical doctor, who examined the victim gave evidence before the court, and wondered why the defence counsel wanted to examine the victim by himself.

The prosecuting counsel said: “She cannot exhibit nudity in court.”

The request of the defence counsel was overruled by the judge, Justice Jide Falola, who said that there was no reason for such an examination. The alleged rape victim also said that she did not receive any gift or bargained to collect N50,000 from the monarch.
When cross examined by the Defence Counsel, Tewogbade, the ex-corps member said that the monarch, Oba Adebukola Alli, threw a bundle of N200 notes at her. She said: “But l refused to take the money, l did not even know the actual amount, all l knew was that it was a bundle of N200 notes, but he forced himself in, in spite of my refusal.”

Earlier, Tewogbade had put it to the girl that there wouldn’t have been any scandal if the monarch had given her N50,000, a suggestion she rejected. She however, agreed that prior to the date of the incident, the monarch visited her in the hospital when she was sick, but denied that the monarch paid her hospital bill or bought her a telephone handset.

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